Peoria Public Radio News
7:23 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The City of Peoria adds back a public relations position

The City of Peoria is hiring a public relations specialist. The city eliminated the position more than two years ago trying to balance an operational budget deficit.

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12:02 am
Thu June 12, 2014

ACLU suing City of Peoria following Twitter controversy

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the City of Peoria on behalf of a 29-year-old Peoria resident. The ACLU says the City violated the First and Fourth Amendment rights of Jon Daniel, the creator of the @peoriamayor Twitter account. Peoria police raided Daniel’s home in April, seized electronic devices and detained the roommates at the residence to find the author of the Twitter account. The Illinois ACLU is announcing the lawsuit later this morning. 

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State News
6:47 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law

The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, the decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the 1990s.

For the first time since the law passed nearly two decades ago, women 17 and younger who want to have an abortion will have to get their parents' permission.

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6:45 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

ACLU joins state prison lawsuit

A lawsuit over health care in prisons in Illinois is getting a boost from the American Civil Liberties Union.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:54 am
Tue May 21, 2013

PHA targeting state tax returns to recoup bad debts

The Peoria Housing Authority will soon have a way to collect unpaid bills left by former tenants. The authority recently completed an application for the Local Debt Recovery Program offered by the state. It will allow the PHA to recover the debts of former tenants through state tax returns. Brenda Coates is the Chief Executive Officer of the authority.

"Any funds that we can recoup with reductions in funding, but also if tenants owe us money, there will be a data base. Any money that we can recoup is going to be helpful for us.”

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